Live Music Capital of The World or not, the annual late summer drought of cool shows happens around this time every year. This is the drop between the two spikes caused by SXSW and the coming of the ACL Fest. A lot of great bands make the trip to our neck of the woods in March, and another set of great bands are waiting to visit us in September. So every year around this time there we seem to experience a deficit of cool shit to check out. Let this week be an exception to that idea.
Wednesday night the Locals at La Zona showcase is back in action, fresh off the largest crowd to date in the series, who came to see some crunchy rock & roll from the likes of Firekills, Color and Light, and Preserve the Sound. On Wednesday the tables will turn in the favor of dancing the night away, with a high-energy performance from Clap!Clap!, the rhythyms of local hip-hop outfit Vehicular, and the electronic funk of DJ Thibault. It will be a FREE good time, as always, with a simple RSVP at Do512.com. A bunch of free personalized t-shirts were given away to some lucky patrons last week, so be sure to show up early to get yours before they all run out.
Do512 brings you the Rock & Roll Photo Show, featuring some of the best music photos Austin has to offer. Do512 ran a music photo competition and received submissions from a long list of the top professional and amateur local music photographers, and the winning shots will be displayed at Progress Coffee on Thursday evening along with food, drinks, DJ sets from Stay Gold. Check it out.
At Stubb's Ween is playing the second of a two-night stint on Friday, and on Saturday Neko Case opens for Rufus Wainwright. While that sounds lovely, I think I'd rather go watch The Detroit Cobras play some good old-fashioned rock & roll at Emo's.
The Sword at Emo's on Sunday night. Here is what I said about them back in September. Have a good week!